A skier crosses the finishing line and cheers – he has won the race. He was able to perform well and reached the goal he has worked for. During the race he was in the moment and fully concentrated. His competitor is disappointed, he could not reach his personal best, he was nervous and distracted, too many disturbing thoughts had been running through his head before the race started – the pressure to perform was too high.

There are many examples like this in sports: winning and losing are tied together, only small things make the difference – in every second case our mind is the decisive factor in our success. This is the reason why many sports associations and athletes use mental training to enhance their performance. The goal of mental training is to learn how to use the resources that lie within the athletes, so that they are able to perform well at the most important event: the competition.


The mobile phone is ringing permanently and disrupts the work progress, the employee doesn't have the time to finish the important task their boss is waiting for. Besides, 155 unread emails are waiting and the appointment with an important client is now.

Many people are facing time pressure as well as pressure to perform well in their jobs, where top performances are expected every day and all day long, relaxing breaks are not scheduled.

Mental training in the work environment enables the employees to find a positive way of handling their everyday pressures while using their own resources to find alternative ways to handle these issues. 

The goal is to be able to perform the personal best every time the employee steps into the company, while feeling healthy and able to cope with their workload.

My main topics are stress- and self-management, communication and conflict resolution as well as team building.


You only have one opportunity – one moment – one chance to convince them. One moment determines whether you get a job or not and a jury of people decides whether you get engaged. It sounds like a reality show, but this is what many musicians are facing regularly in their career.

It's not always the best musician who gets the job, but the one who stay calm at the audition, believes in themselves and can deliver a top performance, while others are starting to get nervous and panicked.

And even when you get the job you wanted, keeping it depends on a constantly high performance. The point is to show the best work possible, while retaining ease and joy of playing – no matter how high the expectations are.

Mental training in music helps to deal with the demands in a musician's everyday life. The musician or singer who is mentally strong and able to deal with high pressure and situations of stress has a crucial advantage and can perform well regularly.


Individual coachings

The goal in individual coachings is to work on topics of your choice – in order to increase your mental strength and support you in performing well. Mental training can help you to deal with important events or support you over a longer period of time.


The aim in workshops is to gain important knowledge about our mind, as well as learning and improving mental skills through practice.


In lectures I speak about your topics of interest, whether that is creating a stress-reduced work environment or ensuring that everyone can use their abilities in their best interests. An important goal of mine is that you can use the information I present, in order to work on your mental skills.


About me

Since I was an athlete myself, I have experienced the impact that mental training has on your performance – no matter if you use it in individual sports or in team sports, at the beginning of your career, or at the peak of it. Since 2011, I've been working as a mental trainer for athletes, musicians, singers and working people.

Education: Study of psychology at the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg. Further education as sports psychologist and mental trainer

Hobbies and interests: Sports, Theatre and Music, Literature and travelling.


Supervised athletes so far



  • Soccer
  • Soccer Referees
  • Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Table Tennis
  • Sport Shooting
  • Volleyball
  • Racing Bicycling
  • etc.


Orchestra musicians and singers


Since 2013 I've been officially working for the Austrian squad of pistol shooters (ÖSB).

Since 2017 I've been officially working for the Austrian Under 17 women's soccer national team (ÖFB) and the national centre for women's soccer in Austria.




Mag. Julia Buchner
A-5020 Salzburg



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